SPEAKING

EXERCISES

WARNING!
There are always three mandatory requirements for you not to do it: (1) sufficient amount of time, (2) sufficient amount of physical strength, (3) your mood and desire. If you are missing at least one thing, then you better go to sleep.

For convenience, I divided the exercises into certain practical sets – Sets. In these sets, the exercises show a high result, but they can also be performed alone.

SET 1 - GENERATE

OPTION 1. WORD + PHRASE/QUESTION
1) Take any list of words:
- a list of what you study in the program
- your friends can call you words
- list of irregular verbs
- any arbitrary list

2) Generate a sentence with this word.
There are always some additional tasks to help with:
- a phrase on some topic (cafe, travel, etc.) "Could I have some coffee, please?"
- instruction (teapot - "take the teapot")

OPTION 2. THE QUESTION OF CONTINUOUSNESS
Just generate a certain number of questions on a given topic.

OPTION 1. A short story
1) Take a word or two.
2) It is necessary to invent a story where this word (or words) was encountered at least once.
3) The volume of the story is 6 sentences
4) Story time - 2 min, 1 min, 30 sec. Depending on the student's level.

OPTION 2. Long story
1) Take a list of words.
- your current list
- a list of irregular verbs
- any other list
2) Choose the grammar in which the story will be. One or a mix.
3) Generate a story where a new word is encountered each time. You can insert a new word into the story every sentence or once every 2-3 sentences.
4) The volume of the story is limited by the lesson plan, but not less than 10-15 minutes.
5) Tip 1: students working in pairs can put a stopwatch and the time starts. It is not necessary to stop it. The main task is to spend a maximum of 30 seconds on one word. And then the move (the next word) goes to the partner.
6) Tip 2: By the way, words can be written in one list and everyone can see them at once, or they can be on cards (paper or Quizlet), where each new word is a surprise.


Example,
words:
1) apricot
2) to run
3) interesting
4) and so on

grammar: past tense

history:
(the student takes/pulls out the first word "apricot")
(1) Yesterday, my grandmother found an apricot and decided to try it.
(2) But suddenly she saw a big and angry dog ​​and...

(passes the next word to another student or continues himself)
(3) ... and she got scared and ran home.
(4) As she ran, she remembered an interesting idea she had seen on Discovery TV.

OPTION 1 - two students

1) Take a list of questions
- written on paper
- random flashcards in Quizlet (recommended). By the way, I have 6 such cards with 40 questions each. Also, these may not be arbitrary questions, but thematic ones.

2) Act out a dialogue with your partner:
1. Student 1 reads the first question as a dialogue starter.
2. Student 2 must answer this question by improvising.
3. Student 1 reacts to the answer of Student 2 and continues the dialogue by improvising.

3) Repeat these steps 5-8 times.
There should be 5-8 phrases in the dialogue.

4) Now it is the turn of Student 2. He takes a new question, and Student 1 begins to build a dialogue.

In this way, natural dialogues are formed.

Work step by step:
Step 1 Short question - Short answer
Step 2 Short dialogues (up to 4 sentences)
Step 3 Medium dialogues (6-8 sentences)
Step 4 Long unlimited dialogues

OPTION 2 - three or four students
Everything is the same, but two students build dialogues in Ukrainian, and the other two only translate. This helps a lot in the initial stages, when it is still difficult for students to think and translate at the same time.

1) Imagine that you have a problem:
- or prepare a written list in advance
- or on cards that we draw in an arbitrary format
- or we make it up right in the classroom

2) All other students must give advice on how to get out of a problematic situation. Very useful for practicing modal verbs.

1. You are in a certain place or situation. In the library, at the airport, in the maternity hospital, at the mother-in-law's house, at the zoo, etc.
2. Write or speak a list of things you can do, should do, and don't do here.
3. There should be at least 5-10 rules for each place.
4. For more variety, you can put a corresponding slide of this place on the screen.

1. Take any verb, noun or adjective. This can be a list, a random word on the cards, or it can be given by your partner.
2. Choose one of the phrases: "because" or "that's why".
3. Start generating sentences where you have to use the chosen word and our phrase. By the way, it can be not just one sentence, but a detailed answer of several sentences.
4. Combine different grammatical tenses as much as possible.

You have the first or last part of the sentence. You have to guess the missing part:

- some part is already prescribed
- every student invents

SET 2 - SPEAK A LOT

1) Take any word.
2) Explain what it means.
3) Use the 3-stage G-F-D strategy:
- G general word (category)
- F-functions (how we use them)
- D details (description, additional facts)
4) There should be at least 5 interchangeable sentences.

The main task of this technique is to learn to speak briefly and clearly.
This helps to get rid of the urge to speak in long convoluted sentences, which is characteristic of many students, especially beginners and intermediate students.

1) Take any instruction and explain how to do something.
2) At least 10 sentences.

Naprikal, "How to make a cup of tea?"

1) Take a list of topics:
- rhetorical questions ("What would you do if...")
- opinion about the statement ("What do you think about this quote from a famous person?")
- extended reflections on the topic ("How to be happy?"

2) Give a monologue, revealing the given topic.
3) Time limit.

1) Take a list of topics for life situations.
2) Start a dialogue with a partner by revealing the given topic.
3) Time limit.

see the official list

A small survey about various things.

1. Name 5 things you can't do.
2. What do people usually say/ask when they…?
3. What are the 5 typical questions a travel agency worker asks his clients?
4. Have you ever...?

A large list of such kicks can be downloaded here:

1. Read
2. Heard
3. Seen
4. Mentioned from life

Description of what was seen:
Mr. Bean series

SET 1 - GENERATE

SET 3 - TRANSLATE

1. Sentence
2. Questions
3. Dialogues and texts

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